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Circumstances are changing by the day.  Now that they know infected people can initially be symptom-free for 2 - 14 days it means checking for fever during check-in is pointless (as is expecting people to self-report having been to Wuhan recently if it means being booted from the cruise). 

 

By today's information the risk is low, but all it takes is for one person to become symptomatic during a cruise over the next few weeks to create a PR nightmare for the industry.

 

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6 hours ago, dougypk said:

By today's information the risk is low, but all it takes is for one person to become symptomatic during a cruise over the next few weeks to create a PR nightmare for the industry.

 

A cruise ship would be a very bad place to be if a fellow passenger became infected and brought it aboard.

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14 hours ago, mugtech said:

Just read on RCI that no changes have been made to their cruises, but that two NCL cruises involving China have been cancelled.  Have any been cancelled?

 

How does RCI know what cruises have been cancelled on NCL? and why do they care?  Did they specify which cruises have been cancelled or are they just trying to muddy the waters? 

Upcoming cruises on Spirit: 

Jan 30th Feb 6th
Feb 06-17
feb 17-27
feb 27 - mar 18

 

Nothing missing so far. Well, that's odd, my NCL page just went blank and now, no cruises showing up for Jan - Feb. 

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2 hours ago, Newleno said:

Well so far pricing really have not even changed, im looking for that last minute asia cruise that includes halong bay!! However it has to be after feb 8

We are booked on the Jade out of Hong Kong February 17.  Prices have dropped a lot. 

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32 minutes ago, Ticatraveler said:

We are booked on the Jade out of Hong Kong February 17.  Prices have dropped a lot. 

Yeah but no halong bay, that is the main reason for us, great price for 7 day jan 30  about $250 for 7 days, and feb 6 as well but we cant get away until feb 8,  here is to hoping the mid month feb asia on celebrity drops, the celeb itinerary is great, also other great asian cruises on different cruiselines, we have done china a few times, so not interested, halong bay is what we want to see, 

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8 hours ago, All-ready2cruise said:

 

How does RCI know what cruises have been cancelled on NCL? and why do they care?   

Sorry, meant someone on a RCI Roll Call mentioned it, did not say where they got the info, was why I was asking.

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According to the Jan 30 roll call:

Due to the growing concern regarding coronavirus infections in China, we are implementing non-touch temperature screenings for all passengers embarking from Chinese ports. Guests who register a body temperature screening of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius or higher, will not be allowed to board the ship and will be directed to seek local medical treatment. Guests who are unable to sail, will not receive a refund and will be advised to open a travel insurance claim with their insurance provider.

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3 minutes ago, julig22 said:

According to the Jan 30 roll call:

Due to the growing concern regarding coronavirus infections in China, we are implementing non-touch temperature screenings for all passengers embarking from Chinese ports. Guests who register a body temperature screening of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius or higher, will not be allowed to board the ship and will be directed to seek local medical treatment. Guests who are unable to sail, will not receive a refund and will be advised to open a travel insurance claim with their insurance provider.

Wow that’s interesting.  This virus sounds very serious and is spreading fast.  Lots of countries are starting to see the impact. 

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6 minutes ago, julig22 said:

According to the Jan 30 roll call:

Due to the growing concern regarding coronavirus infections in China, we are implementing non-touch temperature screenings for all passengers embarking from Chinese ports. Guests who register a body temperature screening of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius or higher, will not be allowed to board the ship and will be directed to seek local medical treatment. Guests who are unable to sail, will not receive a refund and will be advised to open a travel insurance claim with their insurance provider.

 

But most of the people who have it don't know or have symptoms for 14 days.  So, even if they are screened, they could still get sick on a cruise.  

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2 hours ago, MaryZ said:

Since China has officially cancelled all tourism "tours", cruiselines will have to cancel also.
 

Well it is a fluid situation, all depends on the definition of "is" or in this case, "tours", some of the cruises i have been looking at go from sin to hkg, never setting foot on mainland china

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1 hour ago, Newleno said:

Well it is a fluid situation, all depends on the definition of "is" or in this case, "tours", some of the cruises i have been looking at go from sin to hkg, never setting foot on mainland china

Dock at Hong Kong is on the mainland, not the island. 

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I find this interesting.  Looking at Asia cruises on the NCL website there is very little going into China.

The Jade has two visits to Hong Kong that are Embark/Debark ports.   I cannot see those being cancelled BUT I can see that NO shorex will be offered to debarking or B2B passengers.   It might also be that B2B passengers wouldn't be allowed ashore.

The Spirit is to call into Hong Kong and Shanghai.   As HK is not a Debark or Embark port NCL could easily bypass there however it is an overnight stop so if they were to cancel the visit it would be lots of faffing about with more sea days.  Shanghai is slightly different as it IS a debark port but not an embark port; however it is also and overnight port.   What they could do is go to Shanghai and drop off the debarking passengers and go out again.

If the Spirit were to do those then there are other ports they could fit in instead in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

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